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Lobatus Galeatus


Original Description of Strombus galeatus by Swainson, 1823, p. 401:

  • "S. testa magna, ventricosa, inermi, transversim sulcata; spira brevissima; labio exteriore integro, supra rotundato, dilatato, in spiram ascendente."
  • "Shell large, ventricose, unarmed, transversely grooved ; spire very short; outer lip entire, above rounded, dilated, and ascending on the spire."

Locus typicus: "coast of Peru" (Swainson)

Types: Lectotype: ex J. Broderip Collection, No. 784, B.M.(N.H.) No. 1837.12.1.784; paralectotype: juvenile, ex Cracherode Collection No. 408, B.M.(N.H.) No. 1969332

History and Synonymy

Lobatus galeatus (Swainson, 1823: 401) (Strombus)

  • Syn.: Strombus crenatus Sowerby 1st, 1825 appendix: 19
  • Syn.: Strombus galea Wood, 1828: 14, pl. 3 figs 13 [adult] 14 [juvenile]


Original Description of Strombus crenatus by Sowerby, 1825:

  • "S. testa subovata, ventricosa, laevi, spira brevi, mucronata, anfractibus prope suturas elevatiusculis, demum late depressis, parte inferiore et ventricosiore profunde transversim sulcata; apertura ampla, labio externo expanso, margine plicato, crenato; long. 7 1/2 unc. lat. 5 1/2 unc."
  • Locus typicus: No locality by Sowerby, 1825
  • Stratum typicum: recent


Strombus galeatus in Kiener, 1843, fig. ?


Strombus galeatus in Duclos, 1844, pl. 26, fig. 1

Strombus galeatus in Duclos, 1844, pl. 27, fig. 1


Strombus galeatus in Reeve, 1850, Strombus, pl. 3, fig. 3

Specimens from institutional collections

Lobatus galeatus (Swainson, 1823); Montezuma Formation, Pliocene/Pleistocene; Cocolita 1, 5 km NE Montezuma, Puntarenas, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica, Pacific coast; P. Hessel, 1995, Coll. Stichting Schepsel Schelp no. SSS25668

Specimens from private collections

Lobatus galeatus (Swainson, 1823); Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico; Coll. Virgilio Liverani

Lobatus galeatus (Swainson, 1823); Tumbes, Perú; by diver at 7 m, sand and Little rocks bottom; 224 mm; 8/2015; Coll. Eduardo Palacios

Lobatus galeatus (Swainson, 1823); Tumbes, Perú; 213 mmColl. Eduardo Palacios

Lobatus galeatus (Swainson, 1823); Puerto Pizarro, Tumbes, Perú; May 2016, diver, 6 mt. depth, sand bottom; 200 mm; Coll. Eduardo Palacios

Lobatus galeatus (Swainson, 1823); juvenile; San Salvador, Central America; 127 mm; Leg. Peter Laging 08’2003; Ex-coll. Peter Schultz; Coll. Roland Hoffmann


  • G. B. Sowerby, 1825: A catalogue of the shells contained in the collection of the late Earl of Tankerville, arranged according to the lamarckian conchological system, together with an appendix, containing descriptions of many new species, London
  • Swainson, W. 1823

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